To Create Trust, Lead with Vulnerability
It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. Ours is an era of increasing competition, and only the strong survive. We’ve always got to be smarter, tougher, more nimble, quicker on our feet, and more ruthless than the next guy if we’re going to “get ahead” – and woe to us if we’re off our game, even […]
Want to Build Trust? Eliminate Fear.
Picture this scenario: You’ve been given a critical work assignment. The outcome, you are told, will have a tremendous impact upon your company’s future success (and, by implication, on the future success of those involved in the project). You smile to yourself: You’ve got this. Everything that’s required fits perfectly with your expertise. You’ll pull […]
Trust Comes First – Always.
It seems strange when you think about it, but the single most important element in any business interaction is the one that people usually give the least thought to beforehand. I’m talking about trust—one five-letter word that describes the single most important factor in determining whether an interaction will succeed or fail. In a culture […]
My favorite books
Here is my list of favorite books with a short summary/reason as to why you should consider them: 1) Business Exit Planning: Options, Value Enhancement, and Transaction Management for Business Owners by Les Nemethy. The book provides a comprehensive view of what every business owner needs to know to plan and execute a business exit. 2) What color […]
What I’ve learned from Steve Jobs: 8 Leadership Insights
It’s hard to read 600 pages and incorporate all the learnings stemming from Steve Jobs and Walter Isaacson‘s portrayal of this unique individual. In this last chapter I want to emphasize a few ideas raised earlier and add a few more. It’s my intention that you too can prosper because of these learnings and apply […]